Students, faculty, staff, and friends entered the uncommon permanent collection of the Spelman Museum of Fine Art and chose 50 pieces to display as Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College Collection. The resulting exhibit includes the responses from the lucky 50 - written and recorded - alongside works ranging from paintings and prints to sculpture and ethnographic artifacts. This is the inaugural weekend of the exhibit, which opened with a reception last night and will run through May 18.
More after the jump.
Today is the last day to see Shadow Puppets: Traces of New Documentary Practices, a photo and video exhibit with a cultural-criticism bent at the GSU Welch School Galleries. For the theory-inclined, the Welch School will host a public lecture by James Elkins from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago titled "Empathy, Affect, Obsession, Boredom: Elements of Current Theorizing" today at 2:30 p.m. in the Troy Moore Library of the GSU General Classroom Building.
Today is also the last day to see the Ridley Howard Exhibition: "Conversations with Albers," at the Trois Gallery of SCAD Atlanta.
On Saturday, Day Glow Night Mare closes at Beep Beep Gallery. The neo-psychedelic group show bows out the same day a new group exhibition comes on the scene. ABV Gallery's Born and Bred features work from 22 artists inspired by Americana. ABV will hold an opening reception from 7 to 11 p.m.
For some perspective on the new exhibit at ABV, attend a lecture on "Paul T. Frankl and the Modern American Design" at the High, Saturday at 2 p.m. Active from the 1920s through the 1950s, Frankl influenced the creation of a uniquely American aesthetic. Admission is free, with limited seating. Tickets available from the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office. Stubs guarantee exhibition access following the lecture.
The Hudgens Center for the Arts will offer free admission all day Saturday, promising access to a bundle of exhibitions: The Dream, works by five black Georgia artists; Shared Visions, from the Atlanta Collage Society; and Reflections from 1965: The Civil Rights Movement, nine prints by Ben Shahn. Children's activities run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as a bonus.
Sunday is the last day to view the drawings of Atlanta artist Susan Cofer at the High. Cofer's work evokes the embryonic and the cosmic at once - quite a feat in pencil on paper.
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